Andy Lee (18-1) will fight Jose Humberto Corral (18-13) in a ten round fight on Friday August 21 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.
Lee was last in action in June when he won a unanimous decision against Olegs Fedotovs at the Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen Germany on the undercard of the Wladimir Klitschko/Ruslan Chagaev undercard.
The Limerick man dominated his last fight, and after a few weeks break to let a slight graze on his eye heal, the 25-year-old returned to Detroit a few weeks ago to prepare for this fight.
“He has accepted the fight and I accepted the fight and when we sign the contracts it will be locked in,” Lee told the Voice on Monday
Jose Humberto Corral is a 28-year-old fighter who normally campaigns in the middleweight and super middleweight divisions.
The 28-year-od Mexican is coming off two victories against lower-rated opposition, but suffered five defeats on the bounce before that.
One of the names that is most recognizable on his resume is Peter ‘Kid Chocolate” Quillin, the New York middleweight to whom corral lost by knockout in the first round in August 2007.
“I’ve had bigger fights, but, you have to be professional, and it is important to look good because you don’t want to put on a bad show and you want to keep people coming to see you.
“Even though he doesn’t have a great record, he’ll have plenty of experience, he’s had 31 fights and I will have to box well to beat him.”
In other news, Edward Hyland (13-1) beat Oisin Fagan (23-7) on Saturday night at the National Basketball Arena in Dublin to win the vacant IBF International super featherweight title what has been described as one of the best fights witnessed in Ireland in recent years.
The two fought toe-to-toe in the center if the ring for twelve rounds of pulsating action. Though Fagan was his usual aggressive self, Hyland fought well on the back foot and had the guile to pick his opponent off over the course of a barnstorming fight.
All three Hyland brothers were in action on the night and it was a hat trick of victories for the fighting family.
Patrick Hyland (17-0) won the vacant IBF International featherweight title when he defeated Abdu Tebazalwa (12-6) by unanimous decision, while super bantamweight Paul Hyland (15-1) won an eight round points decision over England’s Robert Nelson (7-3-2).
There were also wins on the night for middleweights Gary O’Sullivan, Robert Long and light heavyweight Jamie Power.